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Global Career Seminar

Program Period

Monday, February 18, 2019 — Saturday, February 23, 2019.

The Global Career Seminar aims to introduce current business issues, and to provide students with an opportunity to analyze and find solutions for actual problems assigned to them by companies / organizations based in Canada.

The seminar will organize students screened and selected from Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and its three partner universities into groups. The students will then be given specific business problems, offered by representatives from corporations, which they will be expected to analyze and propose solutions for. During the fall semester recorded online pre-seminar sessions will be provided for preparation, and on commencement of the seminar at University of Toronto, further lectures, discussions with peer students as well as the company representatives, and preparation for group presentations will take place. The final presentations will be made to the representatives of the companies and organizations that proposed the problems. Further details can be found in the attached syllabus

The Global Career Seminar is a 3.0 credit course at KGU which is considered equivalent to a 3.0 unit course at Queen's University. The credits are awarded by KGU and Queen's students can arrange to have the credits transferred to their Queen's degree program by applying for an International Letter of Permission (ILOP) through the International Programs Office.

Learning Sessions

Pre-Seminar Sessions Online

10 Pre-Seminar Sessions will be conducted starting from late November (the number is subject to change).

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must attend all the Pre-Seminar Sessions stated in the course syllabus.

Joint Sessions in Canada at the University of Toronto (UofT)

Monday, February 18, 2019 — Saturday, February 23, 2019 conducted at the St. George Campus of University of Toronto. (During Reading Week!)
Queen's students will check-in to accommodation on 17th February. All students from Canada will check out from accommodation on 23rd February.

The course syllabus for the 2019 GCS course is posted below for reference. 

Tuition, Funding, and Fees

Queen's University students will pay standard tuition fees to Queen's for the course in accordance with fees that are posted on the Office of the University Registrar website for Winter Term 2019 courses. Please visit the fees section of the University Registrar's Office website. Students may decide to drop one of their 3.0 unit Winter term courses in order to count the Global Career Seminar course as one of their Winter term courses for the 2018-19 academic year.

There is a program fee of 46,000 yen owed to Kwansei Gakuin University. Please refer to the GCS program fees document for further details. Students are responsible for their own meals and transportation costs (including travel cost to and out of Toronto, and commuting cost to and from University of Toronto) during the program.



Shared accommodation (without meals) is included in the GCS program fees.  The accommodation will be provided at the Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre located at 30 Carlton Street - (416) 977-6655.  

Students are responsible for their travel to Toronto. Students from Queen's are required to make travel arrangements in order to check in to the hotel in the evening of 17th February, and to depart Toronto in the late afternoon of 23rd February. (All students are required to attend the wrap-up session in the morning of 23rd February.)

Number of Places

15 Canadian students will participate in the program. The number of places for each university are as follows:

  • 7 from Mount Allison University
  • 8 from Queen’s University
  • 8 from University of Toronto
  • 2 from Other Partner Universities

Applicants must have completed two semesters of study at their home university as of January 31, 2019. Applicants must attend all the Pre-Seminar Sessions stated in the course syllabus. Students must also be in good standing (i.e. not on academic probation).

Tentative Global Career Seminar Course Syllabus 2019


DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED AS NEW SPOTS HAVE OPENED UP FOR QUEEN'S STUDENTS: Your applications are now due in the IPO by Friday, December 14th at 4:30pm. Along with a copy of the information page of your passport, an unofficial transcript from SOLUS, and a 3cm x  4cm passport photo, the following documents must be completed and submitted (either online or in person): 

KGU Cross-Cultural College Application Global Career Seminar 

Application for Cross-Cultural College CP Core Courses 

CCC Code of Conduct 

CCC Statement of Understanding